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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Fri May 18 00:31:50 UTC 2012

Hello SM

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM, SM <sm at> wrote:

> Hello,

> Elections are generally held once a year during which there are two
> meetings.  I suggest modifying the time line as follows:
> Perhaps it may be important to be clear about when there is need for
election as from my understanding it looks like election happens when there
is; a vacant seat due to expiry of tenure, resignation or death(this we
don't pray for but its reality). So if that is the case then the period
when a particular position is declared open will vary. This i guess will
make i difficult to default all election to just the second Afrinic meeting
which is usually within Oct/Nov

>  Call for nominations  - one month before meeting #1
>  Close of nominations  - during meeting #1
>  Comment period        - during meeting #1
> It is left to NomCom to reopen nominations if it would like to encourage
> more candidates to apply.
>  Election and results  - during meeting #2
> If my above  understanding is invalid then i think SM suggestion is really
a neater way of doing things(although there may be no reason for some to
attend the first meeting since its all about nominating as from my
understanding, some actually attend Afrinic meetings solely because of the
election :), another angle to this is also the question of what happens
between May being the time of nomination and Nov the time of election. For
instance if there happen to be resignation/tenure expiration or death
within that period and a seat becomes open ;-)

Candidate eligibility:
>  - Be a natural person residing in a country from the AfriNIC service
> region
>  - Has participated in the PDWG within a year of the candidate

This probably has to be spell out somewhere as i think people are probably
not participating in AFRINIC policy stuff because they think its solely for
AFRINIC good standing members only! OR is that the case?


> Regards,
> -sm
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*Seun Ojedeji,
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